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Natural disasters can happen in the blink of an eye, leaving a devastating trail of debris and memories. Some say that these tragedies can be prevented lessened, if only we had better technology to predict natural disasters and steer clear. With the hype surrounding Big Data, the thinking is that such technology could help predict tornados like the one that recently hit Oklahoma, or hurricanes, so that authorities can provide earlier warning to avoid casualties. People in Moore, Oklahoma only had 14 minutes to brace themselves before the tornado struck. Minutes after the sirens blasted everything was in utter chaos. Twenty-four people... more »
Intel has a lot riding on the success of its upcoming Haswell processor, which represents the next big generational shift in its line of flagship PC chips. In an effort to build up some excitement ahead of its launch, the company has given us an early preview of some of its new benefits – the most important of which is the promise of 50% more battery power in our laptops. This is because Haswell chips' power consumption is 50% less than that of its predecessor, even when they're in an active state – such as when we're watching movies or playing... more »
The mobile industry is steadily warming up to Big Data. Developers are seeking out new sources of competitive advantage, and gaining a better understanding of their users and applications is often at the top of their lists. This week, Appcelerator entered the fray with an end-to-end development suite for the enterprise that includes data-driven tools for integrating with backend systems, testing applications and boosting user engagement. The heart of the newly announced Appcelerator Platform is a Titanium-based IDE that allows developers to create native apps for iOS, Android, BlackBerry and the mobile web. The tool is supplemented by Alloy, a program that... more »
On today's SiliconANGLE Live NewsDesk Show, (see live feed below or visit youtube.com/siliconangle to watch on-demand), we discuss the crowd-sourced mapping app Waze, and the who's who of web giants, including Google Now, interested in buying it. Its being reported that Google is interesting in buying map-software provider Waze Inc., setting up a potential bidding war between it and Facebook. Apple is not said to be in the courting process right now. However, with Google and its Android operating system kicking Waze's tires, I would assume that Apple has to at least entertain the notion. Waze has over 40 million users... more »
The fightback against patent trolls is picking up steam with new ammunition materializing in the form of Texas Senator John Cornyn's newly introduced Patent Abuse Reduction Act of 2013. According to Cornyn, the bill is designed to act as a deterrent to patent trolls in several ways: "This bill would require plaintiffs to disclose the substance of their claim and reveal their identities when they file their lawsuit; allow defendants to hale into court interested parties; bring fairness to the discovery process; and shift responsibility for the cost of litigation to the losing party. These reforms will deter patent litigation abusers without... more »
On Tuesday VMware unveiled its vCloud Hybrid Service, an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solution meant to hinder Amazon’s expansion into the traditional enterprise market. Wikibon senior analyst Stu Miniman discussed the news in a recent interview with SiliconAngle’s Kristin Feledy. VMware first announced the offering at a partner conference in February, but we didn’t know too much about it until now. New details emerged this week, revealing that customers will be able to integrate the service into their VMware-virtualized private clouds to create a consistent, albeit complicated, hybrid environment. Miniman says that vCloud Hybrid Service is expected to launch in the third quarter of... more »
What with Facebook's attempted acquisition of Waze thrown into doubt, reports have emerged that Google is about to drive forward with its own attempt to purchase the social mapping application. With Microsoft and Apple also rumoured to be interested, the battle for Waze could be about to erupt into an all-out bidding war between the tech world's biggest players. Bloomberg reports that Google's interest in Waze was only stirred when Facebook's intentions first became clear last week. The social media giant was reported to be in "late stage" negotiations with Waze's owners, only for the deal to come unstuck earlier this... more »
The desktop is generally a boring place, stuffed with thick, noisy, energy-sucking devices that sit all day and take up valuable desktop space. Of course, without these devices, business across the world would come to a standstill as just about everything in business relies somehow on people sitting behind their keyboards and interfacing with their individual devices. In recent years, CIOs, intent on bringing down desktop-related costs while also improving the ability to manage the sometimes chaotic desktop environment, have seriously explored the world of VDI. Many have found great success in their virtual vision while others have been met... more »
Perhaps you've noticed the surge of online hack attacks in recent months, targeting celebrities and every day users alike. Whether you're a government organization or a corporate entity, the proliferation of the networked web has opened up infinite paths to our data. Consumer cloud providers are being forced to step up their security offerings or face mounting distrust from users. Twitter is the latest to add two-step authentication for its service, a feature you can enable to require a verification code via mobile in order to log into Twitter's website from an unknown device. The update comes in the midst of... more »
HTML5 is built to be the common language on the web, irrespective of the OS or the device that displays it. Apps created in HTML5 are readily available for use across multiple environments and devices, both online and on the devices themselves. Google has taken a huge step forward in developing the Chrome operating system of the future. It has been has been pioneering the use of HTML5 for web application development to bridge the gap between cloud-based apps and desktop-packaged software. Joining Kristin Feledy in this morning’s NewsDesk is Simon St. Laurent, Senior Editor, O'Reilly Media, Inc. to give his Breaking... more »